AAA study: Synthetic oil performs better than conventional
Consumer Engine Oil Statistics
AAA Engine Oil Study Takeaways
• On average, synthetic oils outperformed conventional oils in the conducted tests by 47 percent. However, few vehicles specifically require synthetic oil.
• Motorists should consult their owner’s manual to determine the required oil specifications for their vehicle, and select oil that meets those specifications.
• Drivers who frequently experience stop-and-go driving, tow trailers, or operate in extreme hot or cold climates should consider using synthetic engine oil as it may provide additional protection for the engine.
• For those concerned about long-term engine reliability, synthetic engine oil could result in less wear over the life of the vehicle.
Information taken from “AAA Engine Oil Research,” May 2017, American Automobile Association.